Mrs. Kathleen Foster
College Prep Instructional Coach & ELA Teacher
Mrs. Kathleen Foster, a native Missourian, has joined the Topeka Public Schools family. Mrs. Foster holds degrees from Washington University, Lindenwood University and Harris Stowe State University. She has served as a classroom teacher and instructional coach in the Jennings School District, working closely with Dr. Tiffany Anderson. Mrs. Foster has received numerous awards including Teacher of the Year for the Jennings School District, Salute to Excellence in Education Award and recognition for her outstanding student performance on the Missouri State Assessment for four consecutive years.Mrs. Sara Jennings
College Prep Social Studies Teacher & College and Career Advocate
New adventures abound! Sara Jennings and her family of three just moved to the Topeka area from Denver, Colorado to join the College Prep family! Mrs. Jennings attended Western State College of Colorado, where she majored in History and graduated with her Bachelor's degree in May of 2006. After substitute teaching for three years, Mrs. Jennings moved to Liberal, Kansas where she was an eighth grade United States history teacher, AVID teacher, volleyball and track coach. Liberal was wonderful, but Colorado was calling her home. Once back in the Centennial State, Mrs. Jennings taught at Commerce City, and then moved northwest to Westminster where she taught at Scott Carpenter Middle School for four years. Bringing her husband, Jason, and new baby, Dashiell, in town, Mrs. Jennings is going to be part of the College Prep Academy team as a college and careers advocate.
Ms. Catherine Wrisley
Ms. Catherine Wrisley is excited to be a part of the Topeka Public Schools team! Ms. Wrisley received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from George Washington University and two Master of Education degrees in Secondary Education and Educational Administration from the University of Missouri: St. Louis. She is currently working on her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Kansas. Ms. Wrisley previously served as an assistant principal, instructional coach and teacher in the St. Louis Public Schools and Jennings School District. In her role as an English and social studies teacher, Ms. Wrisley received the Pettus Award for Teaching Excellence and was also named Teacher of the Year for her school. As a former advanced placement and college summit teacher, Ms. Wrisley is excited to help prepare College Prep Academy students to succeed in college and beyond.